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Governor State Bank to inaugurate 5th Pakistan Microfinance Country Forum

Lahore: Governor State Bank of Pakistan, Mr. Yaseen Anwer, will be inaugurating the 5th Pakistan Microfinance Country Forum 2011 organized by Shamrock Conferences International in collaboration with Mazars Asia, Singapore; Tameer Microfinance Bank and Khushhali Bank Limited, on December 2 at the Marriott Hotel.

The theme of the moot is “Stretching out to the Unreached” and will include case-study discussions and face-to-face deliberations on Stagnation in Industry – What is hampering growth; Stretching to Reach – Where will the funds come from?, and Financial literacy, human resources and scalability; including other critical issues and opportunities that form the crux of the microfinance industry in Pakistan.

Prominent practitioners who would be speaking and making presentations include, Nadeem Hussain, President and CEO, Microfinance Bank; Dr. Abdul Wahab, Dean, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University (MAJU); Dr. Rashid Bajwa, Chairman, Pakistan Microfinance Network (PMN), Mudassar Aqil, President and CEO, Kashf Microfinance Bank and Ms. Cary Clark, Senior Advisor to Mazars Asia, Singapore.

The annual forum aims at gathering prominent experts, regulators, government officials, NGOs, academia, media and delegates from prestigious Pakistani and foreign Microfinance institutions. The day-long conference will include interactive discussions and debates in which eminent speakers and practitioners will examine current milestones, issues and re-evaluate the current policies to resolve operational bottlenecks in the growth-path of this essential sector.

For more information, contact:
Syed Wasimuddin
Chief Spokesman
State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)
Tel: +9221 3921 2562
Fax: +9221 3921 2563
Email: syed.wasimuddin@sbp.org.pk

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